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Blog post October 27, 2021
S.S. Sphinx offers cruises along the Nile River.

Courtesy of Uniworld River Cruises

S.S. Sphinx offers cruises along the Nile River.

Uniworld debuts new Nile River ship

Guests on S.S. Sphinx can explore ancient wonders of Karnak & Horus

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises has unveiled the first images of its newest river ship, the S.S. Sphinx, the cruise line’s Egyptian river cruise ship.

The ship features 42 suites featuring French balconies, a swimming pool, two gourmet dining venues and more. S.S. Sphinx features Egyptian cuisine, locally produced wines and Egyptian-crafted artwork, fabrics and furnishings, immersing guests in Egyptian culture in a responsible way.

S.S. Sphinx first set sail on Sept. 23, 2021. It will continue to sail eight cruises through the end of this year on the "Splendors of Egypt & the Nile" itinerary, a 12-day round-trip cruise from Cairo.

Guests can explore the region’s ancient wonders, including the temples of Karnak, Hathor and Horus, as well as the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Egyptian Museum and more. Rates begin at $4,799 per person. Offshore excursions, airport transfers, onboard gratuities and Wi-Fi are always included on Uniworld. 

“As Egypt continues to be a top trending travel destination, we’re overjoyed to set sail along the famed Nile River and provide an unmatched look at the destination aboard our striking new super ship, the S.S. Sphinx," said Ellen Bettridge, CEO and president of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises. "We’re excited for our guests to experience the ship as it fully embodies what they love most when sailing with us, exquisite design and experiences they won’t find anywhere else.” 

Features of the ship, from the artwork to the ceilings to the the design of the bow, were thought out and sourced by the local community, she noted. 

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Interested in a cruise on this ship?

For pricing, itinerary information and to reserve your spot on S.S. Sphinx, contact a Cruiseable travel consultant by email or call 1-877-322-3773.